Georges Dubœuf Beaujolais-Villages 2015

Georges DubĹ“uf’s Beaujolais-Villages is an ever reliable expression of gamay. But the 2015 vintage tasted here seems a “step up”, noting that this vintage is regarded as exceptional in the region. Deeply coloured in the glass, the 2015 opens to a fruity and exuberant aroma of sour cherries. The palate is medium bodied, fresh andContinue reading “Georges DubĹ“uf Beaujolais-Villages 2015”

Domaine Lupé-Cholet Bois des Chênes Beaujolais-Villages 2015

The 2015 vintage was an outstanding one in the Beaujolais region, and it shows.  Domaine LupĂ©-Cholet’s 2015 Beaujolais-Villages is deeply coloured, with aromas of blackcurrants, cherry and bright red berries.  The palate is mid weighted with good length on the finish.  A good import and a wine for thirsty drinking.   (Alc: 12.5%, Region: Beaujolais,Continue reading “Domaine LupĂ©-Cholet Bois des ChĂŞnes Beaujolais-Villages 2015”

Bo Jus Le Beaujolais des Impitoyables Beaujolais-Villages 2015

This is a joyous Beaujolais-Villages, all purple and gluggable.  Deeply coloured in the glass, it has a cherried exhuberence to its nose.  Yet it is not a simple wine either.  The palate is fresh and shows some complexity with its raspberry and cherry expression.  Stock up.  (Region: Beaujolais-Villages, Burgundy, France, Rating: Good, Drink: now)

Louis Jadot Combe aux Jacques Beaujolais-Villages 2012

This is a lovely Beaujolais-Villages wine from Louis Jadot.  Our (French) waiter happily pointed out that this family was older than Australia, although I see that Maison Louis Jadot was established in 1859, and therefore, I suspect an entirely unintended technical distinction drawn.  There is some fruit power in this wine, with its aromatics ofContinue reading “Louis Jadot Combe aux Jacques Beaujolais-Villages 2012”

Château de Belleverne La Basse-Cour Beaujolais Villages 2014

I was a little stumped recently when asked why I like Beaujolais.  It tends more to be consumed than necessarily pondered upon.  It does fill however a permanent vacancy at home for a lighter red that works with or without food.  Visiting this (beautiful) region last year certainly didn’t hurt either (you can see myContinue reading “Château de Belleverne La Basse-Cour Beaujolais Villages 2014”

Last stop: Beaujolais

I couldn’t help but like the vignerons that I met in Beaujolais.  The region immediately appeared more accessible and the level of enthusiasm for this mostly unloved region more palpable.  Here, we visited the Cave du Château de ChĂ©nas, Cave du Château des Loges and the Vignerons des Pierres DorĂ©es. A view from Mt Brouilly.Continue reading “Last stop: Beaujolais”